TV bosses from Sesame Street won’t be hiring a wedding planner for any nuptials between Bert & Ernie any time soon.
Despite a petition on Change.org which urges the writers and producers to consider a gay marriage episode now that same sex unions are legal in New York, where the program is set.
Lair Scott, the man who is responsible for sparking the debate with the Sesame Street gay marriage proposal, wrote on the site, “It can be done in a tasteful way. Let us teach tolerance of those that are different.”
However, B&E will just remain besties, as producers for the Sesame workshop have insisted, “Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach pre-schoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves.”